Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cardiology Check

Yesterday, Matthew and I took a very quick round trip to Houston to visit with his cardiologist.  3 hours there, an hour at the doctor's, and 3 hours back-- all in time to meet the kids after school. 

I wasn't particularly concerned with this appointment as Matthew is freakishly active and healthy right now, but there is always a little bit of worry in the back of my mind when we see a specialist.  Will he knock the knees out from under us?  We had that happen so many times when Mattie was a baby.  He has been on a very long straight road of late.  Please don't be a curve in the journey.  At the appointment, Matthew had his echo cardiogram done first, then we waited for the doctor.  As we waited, I got more and more anxious.  Please be good news.

When the doctor opened the door, he had the biggest grin as he watched Matthew jumping off the step stool time and time again.  Seeing his smile be told of the news he had to share--Matthew's heart is doing well!  Mattie has some issues that we continue to monitor-- the bicuspid valve, the dilated aortic root, the small aortic arch, the PDA closure, and his low resting heart rate-- but everything is stable and performing as it should be.  Very good news! 
Matthew playing with a car while we wait.

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